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OBIT: Gerald “Gus” Frascht, of Charles City

Gerald “Gus” Frascht, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Reverend Gary Mayer officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.

Visitation will be at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 with a Scripture Service beginning at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before the funeral Mass at the church on Wednesday.

Gerald Matthew Frascht, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Osier) Frascht, was born June 14, 1926 (he was so proud to share his birthday with Flag Day) on a farm between Greene and Charles City. He received his education in country schools and helped on the family farm.

Gus proudly served his country in the Philippines during World War II by joining the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he returned home and continued farming with his father on the farm. On November 8, 1950, Gus was united in marriage to Josephine Vohsman at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Nashua. The couple dedicated their lives to farming near Nashua until they moved to Charles City in 1990.

Gus was a very social person who enjoyed doing a lot of things, especially spending time with his family. He loved fishing, gambling, playing cards (especially 500), telling jokes and good stories, curling, shuffleboard, golfing, making stained glass, playing dominoes, camping and traveling. Gus and Jo always looked forward to wintering in Texas which they did for 25 years.

Gus was a member of Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Nashua, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City, Knights of Columbus and the VFW.
Living family members include his two children: Judy (John) Miner of Cedar Rapids and Mike (Geri) Frascht of Charles City; five grandchildren: Ben (Brie) Miner, Matt Miner (Heidi Weiland), Nicole (Ryan) Karr, Stewart (Nicole) Frascht and Val Frascht; 11 great-grandchildren: Zoe Frascht, Tyler Karr, Gabriella Miner, Kaylee Karr, Malik Frascht, Mekia Frascht, Ruth Miner, Lola Miner, Ryland Frascht, Piper Frascht and Caleb Frascht; and two sisters: Marcella “Sally” Osterman of Greene and Berniece “Short” Harrington of Waverly.

Gus was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Josephine, on June 7, 2007.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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